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Wilson Christian's Jocelyn Bailey gets in position to bump the volleyball during Tuesday's match at Greenfield. Bailey had eight kills and 12 digs as the Lady Chargers won their fourth straight contest with a three-set victory. Looking on for WCA are Jennifer Edmondson (3),  Sophia Nesbit (21) and Paige Barnes (20).

Surging Wilson Christian sweeps Greenfield

Efficiency, thy name is Jocelyn Bailey. The Wilson Christian Academy sophomore, now five matches into her career with the Lady Chargers after coming over from DASH homeschool, was nothing short of …
Emily Brown reached the proverbial mountaintop by being part of five NCCSA championship teams as a student-athlete at Wilson Christian Academy in the late 2000s. Now a data analytics consultant in Washington, D.C., Brown, shown here in the mountains of Virginia, spends her free time getting to the top of actual mountains as an outdoors enthusiast.

Former WCA standout Brown rises to new heights

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Former WCA standout Brown rises to new heights By Paul Durham | 265-7808 Emily Brown made it to the proverbial mountaintop as a student-athlete at …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Knights make quick work of Northeast

Rebounding from its first loss of the season, the Greenfield School varsity girls tennis team dispatched short-handed visitor, Northeast Academy of Lasker, by a 7-2 count Tuesday on the courts at …

JUNIOR VARSITY ROUNDUP: CCS stops Crossroads for first win

After three consecutive losses to open the season, the Community Christian volleyball team used every bit of its homecourt advantage at the Peace Church gym Tuesday to pull out a three-set win over …

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Lady Chargers bump Greenfield in 3 sets

After splitting the first two sets, the Wilson Christian volleyball team captured the third and remained unbeaten through two matches Tuesday with a 25-11, 19-25, 15-8 victory over …

Area Calendar, Sept. 23-24

Wednesday, September 23   High School Varsity Boys Soccer Cape Fear Academy at Greenfield, 6 p.m.   High School Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Cape Fear Academy at Greenfield, …
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, goes up for a shot attempt as Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right rear, looks on during the second half of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals series Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Murray, Nuggets hang on in Game 3, cut Lakers’ lead to 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late 3-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victory Tuesday night that cut Los …
Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson looks at the scoreboard during a timeout during the second half of N.C. State's 45-42 victory at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Demon Deacons' home game against Notre Dame this week has been postponed after several Fighting Irish players tested positive for COVID-19.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed after Irish positive tests

Notre Dame’s game at Wake Forest on Saturday has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine. The seventh-ranked …
In this photo from the Saturday, Sept. 23, 1989, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Beddingfield’s Willie Atkinson (55) makes a touchdown-saving tackle on Fike’s Arthur Anderson during the Bruins’ 20-11 win at home.

‘Big, bad, country’ Bruins deck Fike 2nd year in a row

Senior Ronald Atkinson had the game of his life in leading the “big, bad country boys” of Beddingfield’s varsity football to a 20-11 victory over visiting Fike, spilling the Golden …
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Firebirds 4th in Wells Fargo cup standings

The Lady Firebirds pose with the championship trophy afther their 2019 win. Falls Lake Academy finished fourth place in the conference in the annual Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its 2019-20 Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings last Wednesday, and three area team fared well. In the 1A North Central Conference, the Falls …
NCFC youth soccer coaches are instructed to wear masks while teaching the athletes the drills.

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback; plans games this weekend

WAKE FOREST — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan …
Falls Lake Cross-Country teams will hit the ground running on Nov. 4. Prior to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association shutting down training, the Firebirds hit the trail in late July at the Gauntlet in Creedmoor.  Firebirds in back from left: Ian Patterson, Zack Patterson, Parker Hanson, Charlie Walker, Noah Bowman, Sam Sirianna and Madeleine Kearns. Front: Martin Lee, Liz Oladipo, Madison Karan and Matthew Kearns. Firebirds coach Justin Rhodes stands in the rear. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Firebirds cross-country ready to run

CREEDMOOR — The Firebirds cross-country teams are expected to begin true practices on Nov. 4. Their first possible meet is scheduled to be run on Nov. 16. The cross-country teams will be …
Jed Evans tried to leap over a Manteo player, but was hit in mid-air and driven out of bounds in the playoff game last year.

NCHSAA announces plans to hold playoffs

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Tuesday released its revised 2020-21 sports calendar. The update clears questions about potential playoffs. All team sports will have a …
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Daniel signs with A&T football program

Henry Daniel makes Jay Goode throw and incomplete pass in the 47-6 win over Warren County last October. Daniel and the Vikings held the Eagles to 81 yards passing and 89 yards rushing. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
CREEDMOOR — Defensive standout Henry Daniel has signed to play football for N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University in 2021, but until then, Daniel will lead South Granville on the field …
Former South Granville standout Hunter Mundy has joined the N.C. State softball program as a graduate assistant. She was named the Big South Conference Softball Scholar Athlete for 2020. Mundy, majoring in political science finished with a 3.93 grade point average. Contributed photo by Radford University

Mundy joins Wolfpack softball coaching staff

RALEIGH — N.C. State softball head coach Jennifer Patrick-Swift announced the addition of Hunter Mundy to the softball staff as a graduate assistant. A native of Creedmoor, Mundy was a standout …
Terence Harcum drives around a host of South Granville players. Harcum had 22 points and 11 assists in the contest. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Harcum verbally commits to App State

STEM — Terence Harcum’s much-awaited college announcement came Saturday afternoon via his personal Twitter account. The Granville Central High School basketball star announced a verbal …
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NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback

NCFC youth soccer coaches are instructed to wear masks while teaching the athletes the drills. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan Bachelder, director …
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Keith Gardner stands in front of the Blue Monster wall with his home run ball at the Durham Athletic Park on July 26. Gardner blasted the ball over the left center portion of the Blue Monster. Contributed photo

Viking slugger goes yard over Blue Monster

DURHAM — Keith Gardner, a rising junior at South Granville, has something to brag about to his fellow classmates. Gardner drilled a home run over the Blue Monster, the 32-foot-high wall at …
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